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Students commemorate Cesar Chavez with more protests

Students from High schools around San Diego County rallied Friday to protest pension immigration legislation and observe Cesar Chavez day. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Thousand gathered in Chicano Park and marched through neighboring streets, to commemorate Cesar Chavez who founded the United Farm workers Union. More than a thousand were students from San Diego city school district, where 43 percent of the students are Hispanic.

A handful of students was detained, but arrests and detentions were far fewer than in past days, when students were handcuffed by the dozen and taken away in patrol cars after marching off campus.
In North San Diego County, the streets of Oceanside and Vista were relatively quiet. Schools there have been closed since yesterday for fear of demonstrations turning violent.

About 80 students from Carlsbad marched through Oceanside with Mexican flags. Several hundred young people gathered under cloudy skies at the statute of Cesar Chavez on the Campus of Cal State San Marcos and then dispersed quietly. In Oceanside, Alison St John KPBS News.

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